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Resilience & Personality – Part 2

Bouncing Back from Hardship We all have the capacity to reorganize our lives after a disruption and to achieve new levels of order and meaningfulness if we know how to activate our resilience. In fact, in order to mature through the process of meaningful change and reintegration, we may need to experience life disruptions. In other words, life disruptions are …

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Resilience & Personality

Bouncing Back from Hardship “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson All of us experience major disruptions at certain points in our lives. In fact, this is an expected and predictable hallmark of the human condition. For some, these hard times come frequently – the impact …

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Social Media & Depression

The higher use of social media has been suspected to be a catalyst for young people’s higher rates of depression compared to previous generations. New research suggests that, indeed, there is a relationship between one’s use of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, etc.) and depression. The April, 2016, issue of Depression and Anxiety reported a study in …

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Active Listening & Couples

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Actively Listening

ACTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUIRES ONE PERSON TO TALK AND THE OTHER TO LISTEN..AND BOTH TO DO THEIR PART WELL Listening is the other half of communication. Our first though, when we think about communication, may be to consider the speaker’s ability to convey ideas effectively. What we forget is that without a listener the speaker may as well be talking to …

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Couples & Infidelity

after an affair & marriage counseling
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series After An Affair

The single most destructive threat to a committed relationship is when one of the partners engages in a sexual relationship with another person. This is not an uncommon event. Conservative estimates suggest that about a quarter of women, and a third of men, have violated their marital commitment to their partners. About 65 percent of marriages struck by infidelity end …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 4

Anxiety, Anxiety Therapy

Panic Attacks One of the most debilitating manifestations of anxiety is the panic attack. These dramatic episodes of anxiety seem to come out of the blue and happen even when there is no real danger. They are usually intense for a few minutes and then subside. The sufferer may experience chest pains, the feeling of smothering, dizziness, heart pounding, depersonalization, …

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Anxiety or Worry – Part 3

Depression Therapy & Anxiety Therapy

Those who deal with anxiety in a positive way usually have: • a sense of self-determination • a feeling of involvement in life’s experiences, and • an ability to change negative into positive thinking. Self-determination refers to a personal ability to control or adapt to the events of everyday living. A great deal of anxiety is perpetuated by how we …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 2

Counseling Anxiety

Many treatable conditions are associated with worry. For some people, worry is simply a habit or an entrenched way of dealing with life’s conflicts. But for others it is a symptom of an underlying condition which may be amenable to psychotherapeutic and/or medication intervention, such as : Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs when a person has endured, for at least six …

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Worry or Anxiety – Part 1

san diego anxiety counseling

It’s a good thing that almost all of us worry. Think of worry as a built-in alarm device. When it is used wisely, it alerts us to danger and prompts us to navigate our way through a maze of solutions to life’s various problems. We need to think through our options when we are faced with problems, weighing the benefits …

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Depression & Therapy

San Diego Depression Counseling for Children

Recent research shows that depression is far more of a social problem than a biological condition. The rapid rise of depression sufferers can be explained by the family, and the social environment. Unfortunately it doesn’t just affect one member of the family and then stay contained within him or her. Depression affects others through relationships. It wreaks havoc and destruction …

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